I’ve painted the Eiffel Tower!

I've painted the Eiffel Tower; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014
I’ve painted the Eiffel Tower; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014 

If you have visited the Eiffel Tower you know that the lights on it are incandescent yellow with the occasional display of white twinkle lights that sparkle. Thousands of tourist gather around the base, and along the streets and river to watch and take photos. The Eiffel tower is iconic architecture at it’s best.

I wanted to try something a little different, and provide you with something you haven’t seen before! Using Photoshop I applied a silver-grey grunge texture, with the blend mode set to Hue and 100% opacity these beautiful blue, green, and purple spots appear over the Eiffel tower as if it has been painted.

I think we should petition the French government to have it painted in neon glow in the dark colours so it looks like this! What do you think, do you like my painted Eiffel Tower?

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11 thoughts on “I’ve painted the Eiffel Tower!

    1. Hi Kendra, it was originally yellow? i did not know that…but I looked it up, and here is what I found……. The Eiffel Tower was once yellow.
      In fashionable Paris, even the Eiffel Tower must keep up with style trends. Over the decades, the “Iron Lady” has changed her looks with the application of a spectrum of paint colors. When it opened in 1889, the Eiffel Tower sported a reddish-brown color. A decade later, it was coated in yellow paint. The tower was also yellow-brown and chestnut brown before the adoption of the current, specially mixed “Eiffel Tower Brown” in 1968. Every seven years, painters apply 60 tons of paint to the tower to keep her looking young. The tower is painted in three shades, progressively lighter with elevation, in order to augment the structure’s silhouette against the canvas of the Parisian sky from: http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-eiffel-tower

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